Rhys Davies
2004-05 Men's Golf
6' 1"
Bridgend, Wales
Brynteg Comprehensive
Rhys Davies

2006 Fall: Began his final season at ETSU with an impressive fall, finishing with a team best 69.4 stroke average … won his eighth career event by capturing his second straight individual title in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the Ridges … posted five sub-70 scores and how has 33 for his career entering the spring … also competed in the World Amateur Team Championship, and placed fourth at the prestigious Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic … enters spring season ranked No. 5 nationally … won his record sixth A-Sun Player of the Month honor in November. 2005-06 Season: Finished the season ranked No. 4 nationally and led the Bucs to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2001 … was the A-Sun Player of the Year … became the first ETSU player to garner back-to-back, first-team All-America honors … Led the country with a 70.78 stroke average … Posted 10 Top 7 finishes in 14 events … won the prestigious 2006 Scratch Players Championship following the college season … showed no signs of slowing after a tremendous sophomore year, winning two events during the fall and becoming the first-ever ETSU player to capture the team's host event — the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Ridges — with three-straight sub-70 rounds (68-69-68=205) ... also tied for the individual title in the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate thanks to a final round 68 ... won his school record seventh career event ... ended the fall with nine rounds in the 60s, including rounds of 67, 69 and 69 in the Western Refining Collegiate All-American Classic, the top invitational collegiate event in the country ... now has 24 career sub-70 rounds ... ended the fall with a remarkable stroke average of 69.9 ... also collected a sweep of Atlantic Sun Conference Golfer of the Month honors, winning September, October and November awards. 2004-05 Season: Continued his development as one of the nation's top players and is fast becoming one of the all-time greats in ETSU's storied golf history ... led the Buccaneers to their 17th Southern Conference Championship and a 13th-place finish at the NCAA East Regional, earning First Team Ping All-American honors ... Fired a school record for three-round score with a 199 and finished second at the NCAA East Regional, earning an individual invitation to the NCAA Championship... finished the year as the nation’s No. 3-ranked player by Golfweek ... set a new ETSU record for single round score with a 63 in the first round of the UK Derby Invitational, and also set a new ETSU record with five individual championships ... the Southern Conference Golfer of the Year, he was also a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, finishing with 12 rounds in the 60s this season and placing in the Top 3 in nine of 11 events during the year ... became the first Buc to win individual medalist honors since 2000, when he captured the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a three-round score of 1-over-par 217 ... found time during the fall of 2004 to compete in the 2004 World Amateur Championships, representing his home country of Wales, and finished tied for 25th ... Davies also represented Wales as part of the European Palmer Cup team both in 2004 and 2005, winning three out of his four matches in the 2004 event to help the European team defeat the United States ... he also competed in the 2005 Walker Cup, the first ETSU golfer since Keith Nolan to participate in that event since 1997 ... also made the cut in stroke play and finished in the top 16 during match play at the 2005 U.S. Amateur.  2003-04 Season: Made a big impression as a true freshman, finishing as the Bucs top player ... was named the Southern Conference Freshman-of-the-Year ... was selected to the Palmer Cup squad as a Welsh representative to the European team ... led the Bucs with a stroke average of 73.5 and showed his ability to fire low rounds with a season-best 68 in the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic in February  ... his best finish came at the Southern Conference Tournament, where he led after the first two rounds and finished in second place with a three-round score of 2-under-par (71-73-70=214). Prior to ETSU: Davies won the 2003 British Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Liverpool 1-up over Spain's Pablo Martin ... Davies' list of accolades includes being the youngest member of the 2003 Walker Cup squad, captain of the 2002 Great Britain and Ireland Boys Team, and the BBC's 2002 Wales Junior Sports Person of the Year. Personal: Born May 28, 1985 ... a sports management major ... son of Graham and Christine Davies.